Thank you for the explanation of functional deficiency (fogeyme the simpler ones are valuable as they help with understanding the more technical ones)
More advice needed.
Neuro symptoms numb legs and loss of feeling hot water on them. 2+ years ago.
January 2016 legs more numb, ankle reflexes gone. Balance, eyes open and shut gone, feeling faint tired.
Blood test by NHS GP B12 103 – (180 = 1000) in January. IF negative. (I know only 50% accurate)
5 loading injections, blood retested April 19th B12 343 – (180 – 1000) - GP said normal so no more inj. and retest in 6 months!!!
I took the BSCH Guidelines to my NHS GP and pointed out how they differed from Glos. ones, He said he would get back to me – 2 weeks and have heard nothing.
After the 2nd blood test on April 19th I saw a private GP who referred me to neuro, who said it was ok for private GP to give me injections.
I arranged for 5 and then reassess. I have now had 4 at one a week. Neuro symptoms improving but getting bad again by 6th day.
Do you think the MMA and HOMOCYSTEINE tests would be any help in convincing my NHS GP. that I need injections, though my B12 must be quite high by now.
I am not prepared to go without injections after the 3 months without when I should have been getting one every second day.
Do I give up on my NHS GP and go on having 1 a week with private GP (I can just manage that for now) and try supplements to make up the last 2 days. I have tried Boost but it did not cover it.
Sorry about the long post, but I had a cataract done yesterday (Glos. NHS very good!!!) so with sore eye and wall bumping walk returned I am fed up..